It looks like Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management sitcom is officially a go, and in a move more surprising then the fact Charlie still has most of his font teeth and hasn’t been buried alive in the desert, Sheen will be the show’s straight man. That’s right: he’ll play the Adam Sandler role. According to the show’s official statement, Sheen will try to suppress his inner epicness in order to portray “a mild-mannered, non-confrontational man [who] is ordered to attend group anger management sessions led by a therapist who could probably use some anger management himself.Ã¢â‚¬Â Two And A Half Men‘s Jon Cryer must be kicking himself for not leaving in a huff and snagging this role, which seems perfect for him. Then Cryer must be quickly apologizing to himself for his outburst and going back to ironing his socks.
As Sheen said in his statement to EW, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I chose Anger Management because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept. It also provides me with real ownership in the series, a certain amount of creative control and the chance to be back in business with one of my favorite movie producers of all time, Joe Roth.Ã¢â‚¬Â Roth has previously directed Sheen in Major League, and is probably as surprised as anyone that Sheen will be attempting to play a normal.